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Industry News Bits FRI 4-14-23

Fundraisers this week .. WCTL/Erie .. KTSY/Boise .. KOAY/Boise .. Family Radio/Franklin .. KKEQ/Grand Forks .. AFR/Tupelo .. Positive Life Radio/Walla Walla .. His Radio/Greenville .. KTIS/Minneapolis .. KSLT/Rapid City

Encouragement Media Group has filled positions recently. Joining as Donor Engagement Representatives are Kai Ordonio and Cynthia McAndrew.

COO Rodney Skyles tells HisAir, “Kai Ordonio serves as a pastor in town and has a great heart for shepherding God’s people.  We are looking forward to connecting deeper with our givers and sharing more about what God is doing through His ministry at Encouragement Media Group. Cynthia McAndrew has been a long-time supporter of this ministry and even served on the board of directors for a number of years. She loves the Lord and gets excited when she hears stories from givers and listers that resonate with her experience of God’s work through EMG.”

The new Director of Content Strategy is Matthew Hogan.

Skyles says, “We are thankful that Matthew Hogan has joined the team. EMG has used Matthew to create heartfelt videos that explain the story of God’s work through this ministry.  We are thankful that God has led him here to share his gifts and help tell more stories with an excellence that reflects our God’s character.”

WBDX/Chattanooga (J103) PD mornings Ted Gocke tells HisAir the stations JRadio music platform continues to grow and has well over 1,000 playlists-many curated by the artists themselves. JRadio launched in Feb 2021. Also, JFest is in its 23rd year and is set for May 20 and is now officially the largest Christian Music one day festival in the Southeast.

Ted adds, “We hit our Shareathon need once again ($235K), our , . (This years goal is 15,001). Our Comeonletsgo.com has gone well over the million views on many of the videos. God is so Good!

Starting this week Lecrae launches a new weekly radio program named “Unashamed Radio with Lecrae.” The show will delve into everything music, culture, and faith, exploring the past, present, and future. It will be broadcasted on Amp, an innovative live podcasting and music application that enables users to create shows, take call-ins, chat, and select music from a vast library of millions of songs. 


Singing News Radio PD Joseph Reed he has added a classic show called Gospel a Vinyl Gold to the lineup. Also new is and have the new Bill Gaither Homecoming Radio show which relaunched in March with brand new music and nationally recognized celebrity guests. 

Today is the final day to receive the #NRB2023 advanced registration rate. Register by midnight tonight to save up to $150 on full convention registrations. NRB 2023 takes place May 22-25, 2023 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Learn more at www.nrbconvention.org

CMB Manager of Strategic Partnerships & Education Brittany Champion made it “The Price is Right” as a contestant this week!

Brittany says when she heard Drew Carey say “Brittany come on down! You are the next contestant on the Price is Right!” she lost my ever loving mind! So much so that even Drew  asked me if I realized I was on National TV!”



Laura Kruzewski 7 years at Family Life Radio
Elisa Meyer 7 years at Family Life Radio
Nicole Koester 3 years at Integrity Music

Nikki Martinez celebrates 10 years at KVNE/Tyler
Andrew Leuthold 11 years at Moody Radio/Florida

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